Clarissa "Clara" Harlow Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts. She was the youngest of five children of Stephen and Sarah (Stone) Barton. Her father was a veteran, a prosperous farmer, and a sawmill operator. Her mother was a homemaker. Much of Barton’s education was provided by her older brothers and sisters, and while still a teenager she started to teach in Massachusetts.
He was the youngest child of the family. Lewis went to grammar school and was a good student who loved to read and draw. When Lewis grew up he went into the navy at the age of 16 on September 16, 1863. Ten years later, Lewis found the love of his life and married Mary Wilson on December 10, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Latimer had two daughters named Emma Jeanette (June 12, 1883) and Louise Rebecca (April 19, 1890).
We learn that Benjamin Franklin had an affair with an unknown woman in his youth around 1730, this resulted in the birth of an illegitimate child, William. From there, we learn that Benjamin and William were very close, with William even assisting Benjamin in performing a great amount of his scientific achievements. When William was a young man, his father sponsored him to enroll in law school and form there he became the Royal Governor of New Jersey. Around the time of French and Indian war, the two had very similar political views and
Drew B Little Karol Hunt: Hist Phil Prin of PE December 2, 2008 Luther Halsey Gulick Luther Halsey Gulick was a well-known writer in physical education, folk dance education and recreation. Gulick was born on December 4, 1865 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father Luther Halsey Gulick and his mother Louisa Lewis Gulick were both Congregationalist missionaries and had seven children and Luther was the fifth child born. As a child, young Luther spent the first fifteen years of his life moving from Hawaii to Spain, Italy, and Japan. In 1880 he finally returned to the United States and in 1882 he enrolled in the preparatory department of Oberlin College.
On November nineteenth, 1752 George Rogers Clark was born. His birthplace was near Charlottesville, Virginia. His mom’s name was Ann and his dad’s name was John. His older brother’s name was also John, His sister’s name was Lucy, and he had a younger brother named William Clark who became famous for being a part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 1757, the Clarks moved to a small plantation in Caroline Country, Virginia.
From his father’s first marriage, he had seven siblings. Talk about a big family! Working as a candle and soap maker, Ben’s father wanted all of his sons to learn a trade. ( http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/timeline/birth.html) At the age of ten, Ben helped his father in his shop although; Ben’s father wanted him to enter the clergy. Quickly, he learned to read and write.
Our devoted friend Mr. William Penn established this prodigious land a few years back. According to father, King Charles II, owed money to Mr. Penn’s late father therefore granting him this territory. He promised us not only prosperous land but also the freedom of religion and protection from persecution. Our family has received one hundred acres of land where we have built a mid-sized home out of the lavish wood that this territory embraces. Father and my brother Thomas spend most of their time harvesting in our tobacco plantation.
George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Va., on Feb. 22, 1732. Washington was the oldest child from Augustine Washington, his fathers second marriage. In 1743, when George Washington was eleven years old, his father died and George was sent to live with his oldest half-brother Lawrence, at Mt. Vernon. From then on Lawrence became like a second father to George, he raised him to be a man and taught him the importance of hard work.
When his father passed away in 1757, he left “orders” that Thomas complete his education (Wilson). Thomas, heeding the words of his father, entered the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg in 1760 (Wilson). After graduating from William and Mary, Jefferson studied law, and in April of 1764, after his 21st birthday, Jefferson assumed the management of his father estate and extensive lands (Wilson). Jefferson
Eleanor Roosevelt was born on Oct 12, 1884 in New York City into a wealthy, influential family. Eleanor had three younger siblings. One of which was a half brother due to an affair her father was having with a family employee. Both her parents died by the time she was ten years old. After living with her grandmother for several years, she Attended a finishing school in London, England at Allenswood Academy, where Eleanor was greatly influenced by Marie Souvestre, the headmistress.